- The Washington Times - Friday, November 20, 2009

Few neighborhoods come with the cachet of the Northwest Washington community of Kalorama Heights, where embassies and spectacular representations of nearly every architectural style line the quiet streets between Massachusetts and Connecticut avenues. This sophisticated residential neighborhood offers quick access to downtown, the Kennedy Center, Dupont Circle and Georgetown.

Even by Kalorama Heights standards, the home at 2414 Tracy Place offers a degree of elegance beyond the norm. Priced at $7,995,000, this home has about 6,800 to 7,200 finished square feet.

The 1924 estate was completely restored and reconstructed in 2008 and 2009, when a two-story wing was built. The reconstruction blends original period detailing with state-of-the-art amenities. The grounds include an expansive rear garden with terraces. A 40-foot-long heated swimming pool with a built-in spa is set within the landscaped gardens, along with a built-in professional grill.

The home has a white-painted brick exterior and professional landscaping, which includes a flagstone walkway leading to an elegant portico entrance. A polished, marble checkerboard-patterned foyer links the original and the new sections of the home. Double doors lead from the foyer into the library, which has paneled walls, a gas fireplace, built-in bookcases, a wet bar and French doors to the terrace.

The reception hall includes a restored period staircase, an arched doorway to the kitchen and entrances to the step-down living room and formal dining room. The living room includes a gas fireplace with a marble hearth and surround and three sets of French doors to the terrace. The formal dining room includes oversized windows.

The kitchen includes a polished marble floor, a custom marble counter and backsplash, two stainless steel-and-marble islands, a wine cooler, extensive cabinetry, a built-in flat-screen TV and stainless steel appliances - including two ovens, three dishwashers, two refrigerators, a freezer and a six-burner gas range and grill.

The private rooms on the second floor include a master suite with a bedroom featuring multiple windows overlooking the rear garden and city views, and an L-shaped dressing room with four walls of built-in shelving, storage areas and hanging areas.

The two-room master bath has frosted French doors, marble floors, a marble soaking tub with jets, a glass-enclosed steam shower, two vanities, and built-in cabinets and shelving. An office is adjacent to the master suite.

The second bedroom suite on this level is two steps above the landing and has a marble bath with a soaking tub and separate shower. The third bedroom suite also has a marble bath with a glass-enclosed shower.

The finished third level includes a fourth bedroom suite with a corridor leading to a private sitting room, a private full bath with mosaic tile flooring and a deep walk-in closet. The fifth bedroom suite on this level includes a double-door closet and a private full bath, along with access to an attic storage room.

The lower level has a recreation room with two windows, a wine cellar with storage for 1,000 bottles of wine, a utility room and a laundry room with two washers and two dryers. A sixth bedroom suite is on this level with a walk-in closet and a full bath.

Radiant heating - located in the floor and supplied by circulated water - warms the foyer, the kitchen and the second-level baths. It also supplies heat to the rest of the home through air handlers. In addition, the home has a four-zone air conditioning system and a glass-break, smoke, fire, motion and security system on all four levels.

For more information, contact Realtors William F.X. Moody and Robert Hryniewicki at Washington Fine Properties at 202/242-1620 or visit www.WashingtonFineProperties.com.

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